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Wed
12
Aug

Louisiana Folklife Center receives NEA grant

Louisiana Folklife Center receives NEA grant

Soul Creole is among the groups scheduled to take part in the virtual format of the Natchitoches-NSU Folk Festival.

National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Mary Anne Carter has approved more than $84 million in grants as part of the Arts Endowment’s second major funding announcement for fiscal year 2020. Included in this announcement is an Art Works award of $10,000 to the Louisiana Folklife Center at Northwestern State University for the 41st Annual Natchitoches-NSU Folk Festival. This is one of 1,015 grants nationwide that the agency has approved in this category.

“These awards demonstrate the resilience of the arts in America, showcasing not only the creativity of their arts projects but the organizations’ agility in the face of a national health crisis,” said Carter, “We celebrate organizations like the Louisiana Folklife Center for providing opportunities for learning and engagement through the arts in these times.”

Wed
05
Aug

Linda Smith as special guest speaker for the Rotary Club of Winnfield meeting

Linda Smith as special guest speaker for the Rotary Club of Winnfield meeting

Guest Speaker Linda Smith and Rotarian of the Week Chesney Chandler with a paitning of Sophie Queen of the Greeks

The Rotary club of Winnfield had Rotarian of the week Chesney Chandler bring in guest speaker Linda Smith to show off her antique collection and share her journey that some of the antiques has brought to her.

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Wed
05
Aug

Deano Thornton speaks to Kiwanis Club

Deano Thornton speaks to Kiwanis Club

The Kiwanis club helped support t h e Presbyterian Church Fundraiser by having a Baked Potato lunch on their July 27, 2020 meeting. Guest speaker for the meeting was Deano Thornton from the Winn Community Health Center. He spoke about the testing and numbers for COVID-19.

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Wed
29
Jul

Working Women of WWII

American Rosie the Riveter Association is trying to locate women who worked on the home front during WWII. Thousands of women worked to support the war effort as riveters, welders, electricians, inspectors in plants, sewing clothing and parachutes for the military, ordnance workers, rolling bandages, clerical, farming, and many other jobs such as volunteer workers collecting scrap metals and other critical materials. These women have stories of their WWII experiences that are of historical value and perhaps have never been told. American Rosie the Riveter Association would like to acknowledge these women with a certificate and have their stories placed in our Archives.

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Wed
22
Jul

East Carroll Parish Farmer Wins Louisiana Farm Bureau’s Top Young Farmer Award

East Carroll Parish Farmer Wins Louisiana Farm Bureau’s Top Young Farmer Award
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The National Guard doing COVID-19 testing at Winnfield Primary School June 17. All testing is free of charge, and only requires the person to fill out a form that allows your test results to be delivered to you. CENLA is doing weekly testing with new testing locations being announced weekly, be sure to check in on future testing sites in Winn Parish. ities, would have taken effect on August 8, 2020, but an amendment exempting local gam tions,” says Ashley Hebert, Smoke-Free Louisiana Coalition spokesperson. Moore, Director, the Louisiana Campaign for Tobacco-Free Living (TFL). This taken effect 60 days after passage of that ordinance. However, the vote today delays most visited cities. “While the choice to smoke is a personal one, no one has a ‘right’ weight and sudden infant death syndrome. The Surgeon General also found that second

The 2020 Louisiana Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers Achievement Award winner is Phillip Tomlinson of East Carroll Parish. This is the top award presented annually to a Louisiana farmer or rancher 35 or younger who’s main income is from production agriculture and shows innovation and financial stability on their operation.

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Wed
15
Jul

Additional Commodities Eligible for Coronavirus Food Assistance Program

Today, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced an initial list of additional commodities that have been added to the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP), and that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) made other adjustments to the program based on comments received from agricultural producers and organizations and review of market data.

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Wed
24
Jun

Rotary Club holds June 24 Meeting

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Jennifer Vidrine, Rotatian and speaker of the week, and Winnfield Rotary President Samantha Kelly

The Rotary Club of Winnfield were presented with Rotarian and Speaker of the day Jennifer Vidrine who spoke about her daughter who was diagnosed with Misophonia.

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Wed
17
Jun

Celebration of Father’s Day is a World-Wide Event

Celebration of Father’s Day is a World-Wide Event

Father’s Day is a celebration honoring fathers and celebrating fatherhood, paternal bonds, and the influence of fathers in society. In Catholic Europe, it has been celebrated on March 19 (Saint Joseph’s Day) since the Middle Ages.

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Wed
17
Jun

Rotary Club visited by scholarship recipient

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From left Samantha Kelly congratulating Charlie Dupree at the June 10 Rotary Club meeting

The Rotary Club of Winfield met on June 10 and were joined by guests Charlie Dupree, graduate from Calvin High School and one of this year’s Rotary scholarships recipients, and Jensen Young, District Coalitions Director and primary liaison of U.S. Congressman Ralph Abraham.

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Wed
03
Jun

Winnfield Senior High School Literary Rally Results

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Winnfield Senior High School contestants in the 2020 Northwest District Literary Rally held at Northwestern State University in March.

Winnfield Senior High School is proud to report outstanding results from the Northwest District Literary Rally held at Northwestern State University on March 7, 2020.

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